09-11-2014, 03:45 PM #1
TN - Torhonda Cathey, 33, fatally shot, Memphis, 8 Sept 2014
Investigators don't believe the shooting at the Target located at 601 Colonial Road is random, but rather part of an ongoing domestic situation...
"I heard the gunshots, and I stopped," he said. "She went out the passenger side door. She almost ran into me. She hesitated to not run into me, and that was when he shot her the last time... Twice in the back at point blank range."
Nelson took pictures as the shooter jumped in a little white hatchback and sped away, he says.
During her lunch hour on Monday afternoon, Cathey went to Target at 601 Colonial Road. As she was getting into her car to leave, she was shot three times... Cathey was pronounced dead at the hospital at 5:30 a.m. Tuesday...
Memphis police are still searching for the man they believe killed Cathey. After a five-hour standoff outside Ellis' house, police came out empty handed. Police believe it is her ex-boyfriend, Ronald Ellis, who is a Memphis firefighter...
Ellis was due in court in Olive Branch Tuesday morning after an October 8, 2013 arrest on a charge of malicious mischief over $500, domestic violence-simple assault, stalking, and driving on expired tags. Records list the victim in that case as Torhonda Cathey.
The man accused of shooting and killing his ex-girlfriend in an East Memphis Target parking lot has been captured near the Georgia-Florida state line.
Camden County, Ga. deputies chased Ronald Ellis, a Memphis Fire Department firefighter, in the car he reportedly sped away in after the shooting.
Deputies used a stun gun on Ellis. He is now in the hospital.
09-27-2014, 06:27 PM #2
Ronald Ellis, 51, arrived in Tennessee on Saturday after being extradited from Camden County, Ga., where he was arrested after days on the run.
09-27-2014, 09:23 PM #3
Thankfully another monster has been captured.
Rest in peace, Torhonda
Rest in Peace
Joey, Summer, Gianni & Joseph Mateo
09-29-2014, 08:28 PM #4
Ronald Ellis has been indicted for the murder of 33-year-old Torhonda Cathy in a Target parking lot September 8th.
Saturday, Ellis was brought to the Shelby County Jail and booked on a charge of first-degree murder.
01-11-2017, 03:55 AM #5
The trial of Cathey's former boyfriend Ronald Ellis, who was a Memphis firefighter with a history of complaints, opened Tuesday in Shelby County Criminal Court...
Witnesses to her fatal shooting on the afternoon of Sept. 8, 2014, said a man shot her in the leg and in the back.
Dijon Brice said a shot rang out and a woman in the parking lot screamed "help me." She was dragging her leg, bleeding and screaming. A man came out behind her and shot her twice more in the back.
01-12-2017, 07:25 PM #6
A Shelby County Jury has Ronald Ellis’ fate in their hands.
The case was wrapped up quickly Thursday evening after Ellis took to the stand in his own defense, expressing remorse for killing his ex-girlfriend Torhonda Cathey outside a Target store on Colonial back in 2014.
01-15-2017, 10:39 PM #7Registered User
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Ronald Ellis, the man accused of killing his ex-girlfriend, has been found guilty of first-degree murder.
Cathey's family attended the trial this week, lining rows inside the courtroom. Her father, Gurnett Cathey, described his daughter as an angel.
After the verdict, her loved ones embraced.
Gloria J. Sweet-Love, the grandmother of the victim's son, said the family feels better "because we feel like justice has been served."
Of the murder, Sweet-Love said, "This should have never happened."
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